This semester, the Duke University AMS and SIAM graduate student chapters will host the biannual Triangle Area Graduate Mathematics Conference (TAGMaC). The event will occur on Sunday April 23 in the Duke Physics Building. The plenary speaker will be new UNC Professor Dave Rose. Dave also graduated with his PhD from Duke in 2012! Our organizers are Hangjie Ji, Sarah Ritchey, Shan Shan, and Dmitry Vagner.

The goal of TAGMaC is for students in the graduate mathematics departments (NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke) in the Triangle Area to come together as a mathematical community to share in their various mathematical experiences. Graduate students will give 20 minute talks about their research. The talks

*need not be presentations of precise mathematical results*. Rather, the purpose is for the talks to introduce other graduate students to one’s area of research: what sort of concepts and problems is one considering? where within mathematics do one’s interests lie? what is the path of ideas, from graduate courses to the advanced papers in the field, that one has to traverse to arrive at their work? We want you to tell us the mathematical story of your research so as to demystify unfamiliar areas of mathematics as well as, for younger graduate students, the world of mathematical research. This is the perfect opportunity to give your first research talk! The schedule will tentatively be as follows:9-10: breakfast + welcome

10-12: session I talks

12-1: lunch

1-2: plenary talk

2-4: session II talks